Choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon
Carefully choose your cosmetic surgeon specializing in nose surgery; this is the case with Doctor MURAT POLAT who has specialized in rhinoplasty in Turkey for nearly 15 years. Several opinions from different cosmetic surgeons may be desirable in the context of an operation as precise and delicate as rhinoplasty. A second opinion from another surgeon can sometimes also reassure on the need or not to have recourse to the intervention.
In Turkey, plastic surgeons and ENT specialists may be able to perform rhinoplasty.
The most important thing is to make sure that you are in perfect agreement with your rhinoplasticity before the operation regarding the surgical project.
The cosmetic surgeon performs a complete analysis of the nose (aesthetic and functional).
- Doctor MURAT POLAT, cosmetic surgeon inTurkey, welcomes you in his office to discuss your project with you.
- Respiratory problems or discomfort are sought, additional examinations are prescribed (deviation of the nasal septum, hypertrophy of turbinates, dysfunction of nasal valves, etc.).
- Your surgeon takes digital photos of every part of the nose and face (forehead, chin, etc.).
- Some computer simulations are performed in order to achieve the development of a joint project between the surgeon and the patient.
It will be determined whether it is necessary to simultaneously perform a genioplasty (advancement, retreat or augmentation of the chin), or a surgery of the forehead.
The surgeon will then give his opinion on the most suitable type of rhinoplasty for his patient.
- Duration of the surgical intervention: from 1h30 to 4h in the operating room, depending on the complexity.
- Duration of hospitalization: 1 day and 1 night, but day hospitalization is sometimes possible. Hospitalization takes place on the morning of the operation on an empty stomach.
- Type of anesthesia: general, most often. Learn more about anesthesia during rhinoplasty .
- Before the operation: certain drugs should not be taken 10 days before the operation: aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-coagulants, etc.
- End of the operation: a resin splint is put on the nose and must be kept for six days. There are usually no wicks after a rhinoplasty performed by Doctor MURAT POLAT.
The aftermath of the intervention:
- There are times of bruising (bruises) and / or edema (swelling) of the nose and eyelids, although the ultrasonic rhinoplasty limits considerably.
- The surgeon removes the splint 6 days after the operation. The nose is swollen and its shape therefore does not correspond to the final result, even if one can already have a good vision of the changes.
- An embarrassment respiratory -related edema exists in the month following, nasal sprays can reduce this discomfort.
- Very moderate coming from the inside of the nose is possible in the early hours.
- An infection is exceptional despite the natural presence of microbes in the nasal cavity. It may require the prescription of antibiotics.
- It is best to allow 7 days of rest after rhinoplasty. A 7-day work stoppage may be prescribed.
- It is most often possible to clean your nose and blow your nose after rhinoplasty.
- Violent efforts should be avoided in the month following the intervention.
- The massage of the nose after rhinoplasty is not recommended. On the other hand, it is possible to use compression bandages (strapping the nose) in order to make it deflate more quickly.
- The final shape of the nose can only be judged after 3 months for the upper part of the nose, 6 months for the middle part and 12 months for the tip and the base of the nose.
- Thus, the final appearance can only be judged after a year , or even more in case of thick skin.
- The results of the intervention persist “for life”; since we act on the osteocartilaginous architecture of the nose which is reshaped to obtain the desired shape.
However, facial aging also occurs in the nose, and over time, the shape of the nose can change a bit, as is the case in people who have not had surgery.
What are the scars following a rhinoplasty?
- The scars from a nose job are barely visible, located on the columella (space between the two nostrils).
- Sometimes they are only on the inside of the nose.
- They can also be located in the hollow around the wing of the nose in the event that the wings of the nose are flat.
- When a transplant is necessary (especially in secondary rhinoplasty), additional scars can also be located behind an ear, in the fold under the breast, in the thorax, in the scalp…